Our field season runs from Sept 1 through Oct. 31, and by the end of that period the monarch migration is usually over. Monarchs begin to arrive on the winter grounds around the end of October, and that's the case this year (see here). In early November we're usually compiling the data, cleaning out the gardens, and putting away the nets and other project equipment.
This year, however, November 2 brought unseasonably warm weather into Cape May. The temperature approached 70 degrees, winds were gentle and the sun shined brightly. And monarchs were seen all around Cape May Point.
|Monarch in Cape May Point's Triangle Park.|
|Monarch tagged today in Bill Schuhl's garden.|
|Pristine Monarch nectaring on lantana in the Triangle Park.|